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Wafd al-Miṣrī

( wŏft ), in modern Egyptian history, a political party. It arose out of the delegation [Arabic wafd =delegation] headed by Zaghlul Pasha that was to

Wagon trains

in U.S. history, a group of covered wagons used to convey people and supplies to the West before the coming of the railroad. The wagon replaced the

Waiting for Godot

The best-known play of Samuel BECKETT , first performed in French as En Attendant Godot (1952). It has been described as the play where nothing


( wôldĕn'sēz ) or Waldensians, Protestant religious group of medieval origin, called in French Vaudois. They originated in the late 12th cent. as the

Open Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), British naturalist, evolutionist, geographer, anthropologist, and reformer, was a central figure in the emergence

Open Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932
Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932

English writer of thrillers. His prolific output includes The Four Just Men (1905) and The Mind of Mr J G Reeder (1925); stories such as those in

Wallace, William, Sir, -1305

1272?–1305, Scottish soldier and national hero. The first historical record of Wallace's activities concerns the burning of Lanark by Wallace and 30

Open Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Wall Street was the major commercial thoroughfare in lower Manhattan. The original Dutch settlers in New

Open Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683
Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683

Izaak Walton (1593–1683) is one of the most famous of all writers on leisure and sport, an author whose tract on angling is both charming and

Open War

War is the conflict between two or more opposing forces. These forces represent political communities, which may be nations, governments, or other